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NRA Sells Out Second Amendment on Patriot Act
The NRA sold out the Second Amendment during the Patriot Act fight, criticizing Senator Rand Paul's amendment to exempt gun purchases from search provisions of the Patriot Act in e-mails to Congress while sitting on information showing the need for Paul's amendment.

Judge: Ariz. shooting suspect mentally incompetent
Mental health experts concluded that the 22-year-old college dropout suffers from schizophrenia. Burns ordered Loughner to a federal facility in Missouri for up to four months, where doctors will try to give him enough treatment to bring him to a point where he understands the case against him.

Supreme Court OKs Arizona’s business immigration law
In the 5-3 ruling the majority said that while federal law says the national government can’t make electronic checks of employees’ work-eligibility mandatory, the law does not bar states from doing so. And since Arizona’s law deals with business licensing — an area states are allowed to control — it does not imponge on the federal government.

Patriot Act clears House, Senate
The House voted 250-153 to renew three parts of the counter-terrorism surveillance law. Thirty-one House Republicans joined most Democrats in opposing the extension, while 54 Democrats supported it.

Rep. Graves questions Obama's autopen signing of Patriot Act extension
"Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it," the article reads.

London mayor slaps congestion levy on Obama's limo...
The Mayor told the Standard each car in the President's motorcade will be billed for £10 - including the bomb-proof Cadillac. Mr Johnson also said he had a discussion with Mr Obama about the US embassy's refusal to pay £5.3?million in C-charge fines.

Sarah Palin rolls into D.C. — on a motorcycle?
Gregg says the tentative plan is for Palin to join up with the ride at the Pentagon at 7 a.m. The ride kicks off at noon, and hundreds of bikers will snake through D.C. to the event’s main stage, which will be between the Reflecting Pool and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall. The program is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m.

MN voters back voter-ID amendment 76/18
Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the voter ID bill saying it lacked “broad legislative bipartisan” support. According to our exclusive new SurveyUSA poll, 76% of Minnesotans say they’d vote in favor of voter ID. Only 18% oppose the idea.

Palin's Secret Weapon: New Film to Premiere in June
As she mulls her decision in the coming weeks, the other Republican candidates in the field will be left to prepare for a hibernating grizzly who appears poised to rise up once again.

Obama Admin. Threatens Another State, This Time Indiana...
The Obama administration is not happy with Indiana for being the first state to defund Planned Parenthood. According to reports, the administration is considering taking away the state’s Medicaid money in retaliation.

Abuse of Same Day Voter Registration Found in Wisconsin
Media Trackers conducted an open records request investigation of election day registrations in 15 Milwaukee and Dane County wards for the April 5 election. With just a small sampling of election-day registrations, Media Trackers uncovered significant potential abuses of the same-day registration system and numerous cases of incomplete voter registrations.

Texas Gov. Perry: Security at Border a 'National Disgrace' That's Only Going to Get Worse
All of those individuals know that this border not only is porous, but the people that are coming across this border we have no idea -- well, unfortunately, we do know where some of them are from, and they are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemeni or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace

FreedomWorks' Goal: Stop Mitt Romney In 2012
“You can’t divide the vote in the primary and end up with, you know, who? Newt Gingrich? Mitt Romney? Somebody’s got to beat those guys,” Steinhauser said. “I think it’s important that we really point out the flawed candidates and brand them as such and point out who are the people we consider unacceptable.”

Pawlenty ran up Minnesota’s debt
The 2012 candidate brags about economic discipline, but he loaded Minnesota with debt, says his GOP predecessor, and presided over a massive tax increase. John Avlon on T-Paw’s dishonest talking points.

Obama adviser tells Congress she has more important things to do
White House adviser Elizabeth Warren, in a heated House hearing Tuesday, touted the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a vital new financial-markets cop while Republican lawmakers slammed the agency as a powerful financial regulator with too few checks and balances.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “There’s no need to have a Democratic budget, in my opinion”
Senate Democrats “leaders” have made a political decision—DO NOTHING and attack Paul Ryan’s budget. But “doing nothing” is hardly new to this Senate. According to Byron York at the Washington Times, (and Senator Jeff Sessions), “The last time the Senate passed a budget was April 29, 2009, which was, if you are counting — and Jeff Sessions is — 755 days ago.”

House members side with Netanyahu
Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that Obama is "tilting toward Hamas" – a reference to the Palestinian group the United States and Israel consider a terrorist organization. He emphasized that Congress would never base its approach to Israeli aid on such a position.

Rep. Issa Report: Obama Deliberately Driving Up Fuel Prices
Among other things, the report — “Rising Energy Costs: An Intentional Result of Government Action” — accused the administration of restricting access to domestic energy sources, hindering “fracking” technology and hampering the economic recovery by proposing new taxes on the energy industry. The report also says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinated with environmental groups to target energy producers with environmental concerns.

Peter Fonda encourages his grandchildren to take up arms against Barack Obama
“There’s no room any more for a cissy and, like I said, don’t forget that I’ve got grandsons who I’ve trained with long-distance rifles. We have to run like mofos to change this world.”

House GOP to hold 'clean' vote to raise $14.3T debt ceiling
The vote is aimed at demonstrating that such a measure cannot pass the House, increasing pressure on President Obama and Senate Democrats to accept deep spending cuts in exchange for authorizing the Treasury to borrow more than the $14.3 trillion current limit.

For Republicans, the list of competitive Senate primaries is getting larger
New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez made his candidacy official Tuesday, announcing his intention to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.). Perhaps foreshadowing what's to come, Sanchez opened with a thinly disguised jab at his main rival for the GOP nomination, former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.).

China 'asks USA to respect Pak sovereignty
In the wake of the US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden, China has “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”, a media report claimed today.

Senator Holds Up Salazar's Pay Raise Over Oil Drilling
Thanks to a constitutional quirk, Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar makes less than most of his colleagues in President Obama's Cabinet, and a Republican senator says he'll keep it that way, blocking a nearly $20,000 raise for the high-level appointee until the administration approves more deep-water oil drilling.

Obama's Trusted Adviser May Cause Betrayal of Israel
Obama’s stunning endorsement of a peace process embracing Israel’s pre-1967 borders – a situation that Israeli leaders declare would leave the Jewish State “defenseless” – is prompting closer scrutiny of several left-leaning advisers long antagonistic of America’s close ally. One of them, former journalist Samantha Power, once declared that America might one day invade Israel to disarm it and support a Palestinian state along the very controversial borders Obama now embraces.

Restaurant Owner Claims His Business Has Tripled Since Posting ‘English Only’ Sign
Greg Simons, the owner of Reedy Creek Diner in North Carolina, became frustrated over his inability to communicate with non-English speaking customers. So, he took a controversial step: He posted an ‘English Only’ sign. Simons claims that the results have been unbelievable. He’s received support and acclaim from people across the nation. And, his business has been surging.

Will New Education Regulations Endanger Your Child’s Privacy?
Last month, the U.S. Department of Education issued a controversial proposal to amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA was signed into law in 1974 with the sole purpose of protecting students’ educational records. Now, the law is being dramatically altered in an effort that critics claim will endanger student privacy, while increasing the federal government’s access to and control over private information.

Obama and Netanyahu, Distrustful Allies, to Meet
Mr. Netanyahu has complained that Mr. Obama has pushed Israel too far — a point driven home during a furious phone call with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday morning, just hours before Mr. Obama’s speech, during which the prime minister reacted angrily to the president’s plan to endorse Israel’s pre-1967 borders for a future Palestinian state.

Rabbi: 'The President of the United States is Asking for Ethnic Cleansing'
“The president of the United States is asking for ethnic cleansing,” said Rabbi Spero. “It’s ironic that the president, who speaks in humanitarian tones regarding the Palestinians, doesn’t have any humanitarian concerns toward 500,000 Jewish people and families that will be uprooted and deported from their homes.”

Republican 2012 hopefuls blast Obama on Israel
Obama has thrown Israel under the bus,” Mitt Romney charged in a statement. “He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace. He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends.”

Reid rejects Boehner proposal for $2 trillion in spending cuts
Republicans have resisted using tax reform to rein in deficits as Congress and the White House try to break a stalemate over raising the nation's debt limit by Aug. 2 to avoid a first-ever federal default. Boehner's office reiterated Thursday that tax hikes would not be "on the table" in talks.

Obama Praises Romney for ‘Assist’ in Passing Obamacare
Romney defended the Massachusetts plan he signed in 2006, which became the model for the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act. The Massachusetts plan, like Obamacare, includes an individual mandate to purchase health insurance and health insurance exchanges of government-approved plans.

FEMA Demands Tennesseans Repay Flood Money
Nationwide, 5,650 recipients of federal assistance are being told to return about $22 million. And this is just the first batch of letters that FEMA plans to send out as it plows through a backlog of 168,000 improper payments totaling $643 million going back to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Obama's Libya Intervention Hits 60-Day Legal Limit
Experts say this is the first time an American president has defied the War Powers Resolution's deadline for participation in combat operations without any concurrent steps by Congress to fund or otherwise authorize the role.

Did Mitch Daniels support a health-care mandate in 2003?
The candidate said he favors a universal health care system that would move away from employee-based health policies and make it mandatory for all Americans to have health insurance. Daniels envisioned one scenario in which residents could certify their coverage when paying income taxes and receive a tax exemption that would cover the cost. “We really have to have universal coverage,” Daniels said.

Recent college grads wising up about Obama
A recent informal survey of 500 post-grads primarily between the ages of 22 and 28 — 83 percent of whom voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 — found just 27 percent of Obama’s previous youth supporters plan to vote for him again, The Daily Caller reports. That’s a drop of almost 60 points.

Park Ranger Orders Visitor to Leave National Military Park, Citing Objection to Ron Paul Decals on Ca
"The display of political messages from a vehicle is unquestionably expression protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech," said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. "This type of censorship is what you would expect in some foreign regime, not a public park in America."

Peter Fonda calls Obama 'traitor' at Cannes
"I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'."

Senate hands Obama his first defeat on a judicial nominee
"He is unfit to serve as a United States judge," said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas.) "His activist views of the laws are troubling. I am left with no choice but to fight his confirmation with every tool at my disposal.”

Hedge Farm! The Doomsday Food Price Scenario Turning Hedgies into Survivalists
It may seem a little odd that in 2011 anyone's thinking of putting money into assets that would have seemed attractive in 1911, but there's something in the air-namely, fear. The hedge fund manager and others like him envision a doomsday scenario catalyzed by a weak dollar, higher-than-you-think inflation and an uncertain political climate here and abroad.

Medvedev warns West of new Cold War over missile deal
Medvedev told reporters that the United States' decision to push ahead with the European shield despite Russia's objections will force Moscow "to take response measures -- something that we would very much rather not do."

Reid Caught 'Mining' for Special Tax Breaks
Since taking office, Reid has received $750,000 in campaign contributions from the mining industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That number includes $127,000 from Nevada's two largest gold producers in the 2010 election. Together, those two companies had profits of $5 billion last year yet they paid taxpayers nothing for minerals taken off public lands.

Documents reveal that Kagan may have helped craft legal defense of ObamaCare
She won’t recuse herself, needless to say. Defending their signature domestic “achievement” when it’s under mortal threat from a constitutional challenge is much, much more important to the left than observing ethical rules. Which is why, of course, they’ve been hassling Clarence Thomas about a supposed conflict of interest in his own right vis-a-vis ObamaCare. They know Kagan is compromised, so they’re setting up a “tu quoque” rejoinder for when, not if, the GOP takes up this point in earnest.

Senate rejects GOP bill to expand, speed up offshore drilling
In a 42-57 vote, the Senate failed to move forward with the bill, which was opposed by the White House and most Senate Democrats. Republicans needed 60 votes for the measure to proceed.

“My point about the op-ed was not that you ran it but that it was the full front page, which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston. I think that raises a fair question about whether the paper is unbiased in its coverage of the President’s visits,” WH spox Lehrich wrote.

White Teachers Sue Philadelphia School, Charge Race Bias
Four white Philadelphia teachers filed federal race-bias lawsuits that accuse a black principal of creating a hostile work environment and suggesting they were unfit to teach black children.

ENTIRE State of Nevada Scores Obamacare Waiver
The Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that Nevada had secured a statewide waiver from certain implementation requirements of the Obama administration's health care law, because forcing them through, the department found, "may lead to the destabilization of the individual market."

Democrats Astroturfing GOP Town Halls
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has 20 Republican-held Congressional districts in its sights this week, hitting voters with automated phone calls denouncing the House Republican plan to revamp the nation's Medicare program, and arming those who want them with signs to protest at town hall meetings across the country.

The IRS Goes After Campaign Donors
All this is done in the name of "transparency," which is a nice way of saying, we know where you live. The real goal is to intimidate business and big donors from giving money to Republicans. The draft executive order aiming to wrest disclosure from federal contractors appears to make no such demands on federal labor unions, which had their free speech rights restored alongside business in Citizens United.

Rohrabacher: Obama Skirts Law on Chinese Invite
China’s top military leader and a group of officers are set to visit sensitive U.S. military bases this week, in exchanges that defense and congressional officials say run counter to a 2000 law designed to limit such exchanges from bolstering Beijing’s arms buildup. “The People’s Republic is not an allied, or even a friendly country, and should not be given this kind of privileged access.”

No Mexican Trucks on U.S. Highways, Lawmakers Tell DOT
“With the recent rise in and the changing tactics of the Mexican drug cartels, we are also concerned that moving forward with this cross-border trucking program at this time is not in the best interests for security along our border,” added the letter.

Raw-milk advocates have a cow on Capitol Hill
Grassfed on the Hill, a private buying club whose members purchase raw milk directly from a farm in Pennsylvania, led a protest Monday against the Food and Drug Administration for targeting their supplier, farmer Dan Allgye r. The group milked a dairy cow they brought onto the lawn across the street from Congress, then drank a toast of the still-warm milk.

Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government
To call Cain an unlikely candidate is an understatement. He is black, southern, a survivor of a fairly recent and very serious bout with cancer, a failed candidate for U.S. Senate, and a man best known as the chief executive officer of a mid-size national pizza chain. Yes, Republicans are drawn to captains of industry -- but the pizza industry?

New corruption allegations in NM may involve Bill Richardson
Third Judicial District Judge Mike Murphy allegedly said he gave $4,000 to get appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Bill Richardson in 2006, and told several people that other judicial appointees had to give money as well.

The Official ATF Field Manual of the Gunwalker Scandal: "This report might as well be the outline for Gunwalker hearing questions."
Justice Department investigators found that Gunrunner was riddled with “significant weaknesses,” including interagency turf fights, failures to share intelligence and a misguided investigative strategy that focused on low-level street buyers rather than the sophisticated criminal organizations employing them.

Iran president takes over oil ministry temporarily
His decision to take charge of Iran's most-strategic sector came shortly before the 159th OPEC meeting scheduled for June 8 in Vienna, where the oil producers are represented by their ministers. Mohammad Ali Khatibi, Iran's representative to OPEC, told AFP on Monday that the president would be eligible to chair the meeting.

Many Republicans and some Democrats have said they won't vote to increase the debt ceiling without an accompanying deal to cut spending or tackle such longer-term fiscal problems as health-care costs. They argue the debt ceiling is a good venue to force changes needed to help secure the nation's solvency.

Treasury to tap pensions to help fund government
Geithner, who has already suspended a program that helps state and local government manage their finances, will begin to borrow from retirement funds for federal workers.
Are the unions going to riot now like they did in WI?

Gingrich Blasts House GOP's Medicare Plan
White House hopeful Newt Gingrich called the House Republican plan for Medicare "right-wing social engineering," injecting a discordant GOP voice into the party's efforts to reshape both entitlements and the broader budget debate.
Bye Bye Newt. Thank you for making it so easy.

GOP Rep. Ryan swipes at Gingrich: 'With allies like that, who needs the left?'
Ryan strongly disputed Gingrich's description of his plan, which House Republicans approved last month. "Hardly is that social engineering and radical," he said. "What's radical is kicking the can down the road."

HHS approves 200 more new healthcare reform waivers
The Obama administration approved 204 new waivers to Democrats' healthcare reform law over the past month, bringing the total to 1,372. The waivers are temporary and only apply to one provision of the law, which requires health plans to offer at least $750,000 worth of annual medical benefits before leaving patients to fend for themselves.

Scientist Flips, Blows Global Warming to Bits
"The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic." And with that he begins a demolition of the theories, premises and methods by which the AGW scare has been foisted on the public.

Economists: Stimulus Destroyed 500,000 Jobs
So the American people borrowed and spent close to a trillion dollars to destroy a net of more than one-half million jobs. Does President Obama understand this? I very much doubt it. When he expressed puzzlement at the idea that the stimulus money may not have been well-spent, and said that "spending equals stimulus," he betrayed a shocking level of economic ignorance.

White Americans See Anti-White Bias on the Rise
White Americans saw an even steeper decline in anti-black bias: from 9.1, in the ’50s, to 3.6, in the ’00s. But more striking, according to the researchers, was the sharp increase in perceived anti-white bias: Among whites, it shot up from 1.8 to 4.7.

Home Rule takes a beating as Maine defeats food freedom bills
Not just small farms are affected by government intrusion via hyper-regulation. Church suppers, potlucks, bake sales, Scout sales, lemonade stands, community picnics, and all traditional food sharing events must now follow strict “safety” protocols. All food producers must be licensed, and all food must be sterilized and packaged, according to the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Senate Seeks to Create Caesar
While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President and his minions have been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 to speed through the Senate and then make its way into the House and then to the President to sign. Yes, the other hand is quickly forming into a dictatorial fist that is about to smash our Constitution.

Lakin freed to focus on family and career
Dr. Terry Lakin was released today from Ft. Leavenworth, where he served almost six months of prison time for refusing orders over his doubts about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president, and told WND that he is going to focus on his family first, then his church and medical career.

Angry Mob Chases Would-Be Flag Burner Off LSU Campus
"It's time that my generation stand up for what they believe in and exercise their freedom of speech and let people know that we are not OK with this," said Cody Wells, the student government association president. "I am angry that an individual would want to do this at a public higher education institution."

In S.C., legislature takes first step...
South Carolina lawmakers are proposing a bill that would give the state another form of legal tender. Sen. David Thomas, a Republican from Greenville, wants to make gold and silver coins another option in the Palmetto State. Lawmakers are calling it the Sound Money Legislation. "I'm no financial expert but am I smart enough to know that you can't keep printing money when it has no backing," says SC Republican Representative Mac Toole.

Obamacare Suffers Devastating Rebuke
But in an unusual rebuke, an umbrella group representing premier organizations such as the Mayo Clinic wrote the administration Wednesday saying that more than 90 percent of its members would not participate, because the rules as written are so onerous it would be nearly impossible for them to succeed.

Former Marine killed by SWAT was acting in defense, family says
Pima County Sheriff's officials are refuting original claims that Guerena fired at the SWAT members. In fact, they confirmed his safety was still on when his gun was recovered. Also, officials said that reports that some SWAT officers' shields were riddled with bullets are also untrue.

Democrat Tea Party Plant Hits Cameraman
Self-proclaimed and obvious fake tea partier, Jack Davis, a congressional candidate in New York's 26th district, hit a cameraman on Wednesday in Greece, New York when the questioner asked Mr. Davis why he was absent from a political debate. It should be noted that while Mr. Davis is running as a "tea partier" he has been revealed to be a Democrat likely trying to spoil New York's special election for Republican candidate Jane Corwin.

Shocking Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A Book In The Ethic Studies Curriculum
This school board and ANY school board that teaches "TREASON" should be held accountable in court and JAILED with the punishment to the fullest extent of the law!

McConnell: No raising of debt limit without cuts to entitlements
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he will oppose increasing the debt ceiling unless Obama and the Democrats agree to short-term cuts in discretionary spending, as well as cuts in entitlement programs over the medium and long terms.

Boehner says he 'struck a nerve' on cuts
“For years, Washington has gotten away with kicking the can down the road on the debt and deficit without ever having to face the realities of the government’s spending addiction. While this may be hard for the Washington crowd to accept, those days are over.”

Obama Admin Pushing Banks to Offer Subprime Mortgages Again
The agencies have refocused on redlining because, in the wake of the subprime explosion and sudden implosion, they are looking at these disadvantaged neighborhoods and not seeing any credit access," says Jo Ann Barefoot, co-chair at Treliant Risk Advisors in Washington, D.C

GAO accuses Obama WH of politics in Yucca Mountain closure
The Obama administration’s rushed efforts to shut down Yucca Mountain were strictly political and could set back the opening of a nuclear waste repository by more than 20 years, according to a new report by a federal watchdog.

Forbes Predicts U.S. Gold Standard Within 5 Years
Such a move would help to stabilize the value of the dollar, restore confidence among foreign investors in U.S. government bonds, and discourage reckless federal spending, the media mogul and former presidential candidate said.

Fishermen Say Regulations Destroying Industry
"If they don't do something to modify the fishing regulations, we won't have a fishing industry on the Seacoast, is what it boils down to."Local fishermen said they were told by the federal team not to discuss the new regulations, just their effects.

OUTRAGEOUS: LSU OKs Student Plans to Burn American Flag Today
The protest is reportedly in response to the arrest of another student who was charged with taking and burning the American flag once posted at the university's War Memorial. The initial burning came hours after Usama bin Laden's killing by Navy SEALS.

Mexican flag casts giant shadow on Obama at border
The flag literally hung over Obama’s visit to this border city: It was in the background as he toured a cargo-inspection facility, and could be seen poking out over the top of the backdrop as he spoke to hundreds of supporters, urging them to pressure Congress to legalize illegal immigrants.

Senate Budget Plan: Big Tax Increase
After several months of bipartisan gangs, presidential commissions and summits, and rhetoric from leadership, the Senate has still not passed a budget resolution. And even more meetings at the White House about budget deficits this week mean the delay continues.

Obama’s EO threat “Nixonian”
Obama is reportedly about to sign an executive order that would vastly expand the power of his administration to coerce and intimidate the private sector into submission while restricting the ability of his opponents to engage in political activities.

CRS: Dem tax hikes on oil producers will raise prices, increase foreign dependency
Democrats want to use the tax code to punish oil companies, but the Congressional Research Service reported two months ago that tax hikes on oil producers would backfire on consumers instead. Instead of using the revenue to fund “green energy” initiatives, as Barack Obama wants, Democrats are hoping to use the revenue for deficit reduction as a way to pin Republicans against the wall:

Virginia AG Cuccinelli: Supreme Court Will Rule on Obamacare Before Elections
The Supreme Court’s review of the constitutionality of Obama’s signature healthcare law is on a collision course with the 2012 election calendar. Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli says the High Court will "most likely" rule on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “around June of 2012

Ariz. seeks online donations to build border fence
They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labor. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year.

Holder Halting Death Penalty
Scheidegger said the Justice Department is overreaching, effectively halting the use of a drug that the Food and Drug Administration -- the agency "with primary responsibility" -- has left alone. Scheidegger suggested the administration could have an underlying motive in forcing states to find a new method. "The DEA is part of the Department of Justice and we know the head of the Department of Justice doesn't like the death penalty," he said.

Obama Wants Billion-Dollar Egypt Bailout
The Egyptian finance and planning ministers visited Washington last month to seek forgiveness of the country’s $3.6 billion debt. Egypt pays about $350 million a year to service the debt, which it incurred buying American farm products.

Obama's half-brother runs questionable charity
Its Web site claims to have provided drinking water in Kenya's Siaya District, which includes the Obama clan's ancestral village. The organization also says it has completed a madrassa, or Muslim school, and is building an imam's residence. A photo of the tidy little school building is displayed on the site. Obamas' relatives are the only Muslims in a village of 4,000 Christians and that Malik has a private mosque on his property.

In praising Tea Party, Bachmann swipes at Boehner's leadership
Bachmann insisted that any vote to raise the debt ceiling must be attached to a measure to fully defund President Obama's healthcare reform law, a longshot provision, since the Senate remains in Democratic control. And in an additional swipe at Boehner, she said that the opportunity to cut 2011 spending had been "squandered"...

Dems Introducing Sweeping Gun Control Legislation
A House bill that could drastically overhaul the nation’s gun control laws and strengthen federal power over states’ handling of individuals’ background checks is expected to be introduced today by New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

Obama Turns His Back on 9/11 Family Member
Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: "As a former attorney I know you can't tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, 'No, I can't.' But I said 'we -- that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn't be here today if they hadn't done their jobs. Can't you at least give them your opinion.' And he said 'no I won't,' and he turned around and walked away."

Why is George Soros Selling Off His Gold and Silver?
Recently, gold and silver have taken a hit. Gold was down $39 since Monday and “U.S. silver futures have lost 14 percent over the past four sessions, wiping out gains from the previous three weeks that took the price to a 31-year top just below $50 on April 25,”

Hezbollah Sets Up Base Near Mexican Border
"They are recognized by many experts as the 'A' team of Muslim terrorist organizations," a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News. Now, the group is blending into Shi'a Muslim communities in Mexico, including Tijuana.

Victory! GE’s Immelt surrenders on climate
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt has finally renounced advocacy of global warming legislation.… it just took on a connotation that was too elitist; it was too precious and it let opponents think that if you had a green initiative, you didn’t care about jobs.

Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile
CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations. The CBO report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.),

Senate Moving Forward Against NLRB?
Responding to the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint from South Carolina and Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, are introducing a bill today to protect right-to-work states from federal interference.

Cantor giving up on Medicare reform? Not so much.
“Eric made very clear that our position is the Ryan budget which — as you know — assumes a debt limit increase and includes Medicare, Medicaid and $715 billion in mandatory savings,” Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring told POLITICO. “Whether the Democrats will agree to the proposals we’ve outlined is yet to be seen.

How DNA Proved It Was bin Laden's Body or Did It?
"If the DNA test compared the profile of the man shot in Pakistan with bin Laden's family members," Thompson says, "the results could properly be presented only as a likelihood ratio, stating the relative likelihood of observing the particular markers found in the dead man if he were, say, the father or brother of a known bin Laden family member, than if he were a randomly chosen individual."

Biden's debt talks open Thursday with parties split on new taxes
While Democrats back a White House approach that would force automatic tax increases or spending cuts to ensure the government hits thresholds for reducing the debt, Republicans want a hard cap on spending that would not force tax increases of any kind.

Boehner: Time to talk trillions
He said discretionary spending stilll needs to be reined in. Asked if cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are off the table, Boehner said "nothing is off the table except raising taxes."

Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden
"What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound."

White House Rejects Disaster Status for Texas Wildfires
The Federal Emergency Management Agency defended its decision to refuse more assistance for Texas in the wake of devastating wildfires, saying Wednesday that the state has already received sufficient U.S. government help.

School Bans Christian Club
“Public schools cannot ban Christian student clubs simply because they are religious,” Cortman said. “If officials at government-run schools did their homework, they’d know that students have a constitutionally protected right to express their beliefs.”

Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life
Freshman State House of Representatives member, Daphne Campbell from Miami was in her first legislative session last week when her own party viciously turned on her after she debated for and voted in favor of the pro-life bill

Harry Reid: “Marco Rubio has to understand who he is…”
Harry Reid seems to have trouble wrapping his head around the concept that someone can be authentically Hispanic and Republican. As you can see in the clip above, Sen. Rubio believes his views are perfectly consistent with his genuine experience growing up in America.

Palin: Not releasing photo of bin Laden's body is 'pussy-footing around'
Show photo as warning to others seeking America's destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama;it's part of the mission

Ex-Justice Department Official: Obama Could Be Forced to Release the Osama Death Photos
"If someone brought a FOIA complaint seeking the photo, and the government had improperly classified it, I think the government would lose," Metcalfe, who supervised the defense of more than 500 FOIA and Privacy Act lawsuits for the U.S.

Daughter: Osama captured alive but shot dead....
The US Special Forces only took two bodies with them in the military chopper; one is said to be Bin Laden’s and the other his son’s. By the time Pakistani security agencies and soldiers arrived at the spot, the US commandos were flying over the mountains in the Pakistani tribal belt, well on their way to Afghanistan.

Why legislate when you can regulate?
This unprecedented overreach of power by the NLRB sets a dangerous precedent that will affect the rights of businesses across the country. It tells companies they could be punished for doing business in right to work states, like Georgia, and potentially lose millions of dollars in investment in these states. Even worse, it tells states like Georgia they don’t deserve new jobs or economic growth unless they go along with the demands of unions in other states

White House asked California paper to take out unflattering remark about first lady
A small weekly paper in California claims that a White House official asked it to remove a sentence from a “benign” feature about Marine One because it reflected poorly on first lady Michelle Obama.

1974 Time magazine claims Global Coolind causes Tornadoes
Newsweek used to believe that global cooling would cause increased tornado activity. Last week they told readers that it was the climate change/global warming myth that caused the horrible rash of tornadoes that hit last week.

Republicans Draft Bill to Cut Medicaid Rolls
Democratic governors are quietly pressing for such a change. With Medicaid as one their top two budget items, governors say they’ll have to eat into spending for things like education if the can’t narrow Medicaid enrollment.

J'lem imam: Obama will soon hang
The imam then verbally attacked US President Barack Obama saying: "You personally instructed to kill Muslims. You should know that soon you'll hang together with Bush Junior."

Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission
Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. 'I'm not going to tell you what my decision is now - I'm going to go back and think about it some more,' said Obama, according to the New York Times. He then added 'I'm going to make a decision soon.' The head of the CIA and other senior intelligence officers who were keen to proceed were left tense as they waited for the president's decision.

NRA Vows to Take Down Obama in 2012
The National Rifle Association is gearing up for a major campaign push to defeat President Barack Obama, who leaders say is just one Supreme Court justice away from a liberal majority that could sweep aside Second Amendment rights.

American Pride is Back Out of the Closet!
Little did I know that this untested young Commander-in-Chief would muster the courage to read his weekly Gallup numbers and, in one daring unilateral extra-judicial targeted hit job, toss aside every single idiotic foreign policy principle of his election campaign. Perhaps most satisfyingly, it was a mission made possible thanks to information extracted by methods he previously banned as "illegal torture."

Sarah Palin addresses water limits and foreign policy
"A faceless government is taking away their lifeline, water, all because of a 3-inch fish," Palin said. "Where I come from, a 3-inch fish, we call that bait. There is no need to destroy people's lives over bait."

Brennan and the bin Laden story bungle
The White House backed away Monday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including claims by senior U.S. officials that the Al Qaeda leader had a weapon and may have fired it during a gun battle with U.S. forces.

High-Earning Households Pay Growing Share of Taxes
As Obama pushes to raise income taxes on high earners, opponents are seizing on data that indicates these U.S. households already pay a large and growing share of taxes, even compared with high-tax European countries. And a new congressional study concludes that the percentage of U.S. households owing no federal income tax climbed to 51% for 2009.

U.S. Forces Unsure Bin Laden in Compound Until Face to Face
While U.S. intelligence officers had concluded there was a “strong probability” bin Laden was living in the compound near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, all they could be positive about was that it was occupied by a high-value individual, unidentified officials said at a White House briefing.

DNA testing confirms bin Laden death
The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said Monday.

Can US Offer Final Proof Of Osama's Death?
The release of a photograph purporting to show bin Laden's corpse - which was later confirmed to be a fake - added to the confusion. Journalists have not yet had the opportunity to ask more than a few questions of the Obama administration about details of Bin Laden's death.

Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has refused to answer a subpoena from LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, which is needed for an appeal for his convictions on two misdemeanor charges from last December.

Gov. Brewer Authorizes State to Build Its Own Border Fence
A bill signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer authorizes erection of a security fence along Arizona's portion of the U.S.-Mexico border, either in a compact with other states or by itself. The bill does not specify a cost or make an appropriation but says the state would use donations, inmate labor and private contractors.

Ted Nugent Blasts Hollywood 'Idiots,' Promotes Gun Ownership
It has always been the brain-dead elitist element to disarm others, while they are armed and protected by the other’s tax dollars. The misconception is misrepresentation in the media, and people who look at a gun and immediately look at the tragic use of a gun.

Obama's Other Hand
Regulation: While we were distracted by the president's birth certificate show-and-tell, his EPA releases its guidelines for expanding federal power under the Clean Water Act. America's economy and freedom are at stake.

Aiding and Abetting with AK-47s
Fmr. Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack on how federal agents allowed Mexican drug cartels to purchase AK-47 assault rifles that were later used to kill members of U.S. border patrol.

Project Gunrunner: Obama Administration's Stonewalling Contradicts Claims of Transparent Gov't
Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, discusses the Administration's stonewalling of the Project Gunrunner investigation with Roger Hedgecock.

Update: Chronicle responds after Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia, then claims they didn't
In a pants-on-fire moment, the White House press office today denied anyone there had issued threats to remove Carla Marinucci and possibly other Hearst reporters from the press pool covering the President in the Bay Area. Chronicle editor Ward Bushee called the press office on its fib:

Texas Bill Would Make Invasive TSA Pat-Downs a Felony
The bill would make it illegal for a security officer to intentionally touch someone's private areas -- even atop clothing -- unless they have probable cause to believe the person is carrying something illegal.

Democrats Make It Official: They'll Take Undisclosed Donations
The organization will not live up to the same campaign finance standards by which Obama has pledged to run its campaign. They will take unregulated donations that do not require disclosure; Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats have railed against Crossroads and other Republican groups that do the same thing.

Let’s take a refresher course in U.S. history. Our founding fathers didn’t want any U.S. President to have mixed loyalties so they required that both parents of a President be U.S. citizens in order to qualify their son or daughter to be a Natural Born U.S. Citizen. Period. Simple. Not complicated.

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